Week 20: What Makes You Angry?
In modern society, the prevailing opinion seems to be that anger is unnatural. It's bad for your health to be angry, they say, if you are angry, or god forbid express your anger, you are maladjusted, you're told you should 'talk to someone'. If seeing a shrink doesn't work, you can always be pumped full of drugs like Xanax and Prozac, maybe even Ritalin, that kill your ability to feel anger, or anything else for that matter. The underlying current here is that anger is somehow unnatural, its wrong, and if you feel anger something is wrong with you mentally.
- call. Bullshit.
Anger is a natural, emotional response to problems. Anger is a signal that something is not as it should be, something is in your way. The trick isn't to not feel anger, but to do something about it. Use your anger to fuel the changes that need to be made. I've found that most situations which illicit anger can be broken down into 2 categories;
- You're not good enough: The anger is internal, directed at yourself. The only way to deal with this is to get good enough. Stronger, Thinner, Smarter, more sociable. Become what you want to be.
- You're getting f*cked over: People aren't here to look out for you. The world is a tough place for a man, especially if he isn't tough. You need to stand for what is yours, say no to bullshit, and get aggressive for your interests. No one else is going to do it for you.
Wk XIX Challenge: What makes you angry? What can you do to harness that anger and solve the problem? Share below.